Tepoztlán, Mexico & Toronto, Canada
Literary Launchpad with Tim MacGabhann
Born and educated in England, I’ve lived, studied and worked in Dallas, London, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Toronto and Washington D.C. Having acquitted myself poorly at the undergraduate level, I redeemed myself somewhat with an M.Ed. from the University of Toronto in my forties, and in my fifties with an M.A. in Art History from London University, plus a Diploma in Modern Art Studies from Christie’s Education, London. My first career was teaching English as a second language at the college and university level in Toronto. I also designed specialized second language programmes and was involved in training teachers.
From time to time I give talks on art. It’s one of my passions, the others being food and Mexico. I was the Scholar in Residence for a few years at the Cocinar Mexicano cooking school in Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico, where I lectured on the roles of food and tradition in Mexican art. For the past three years I’ve been working on a memoir of sorts focusing on some of the art in my home, and the histories, stories and food associated with them. I divide my time between Tepoztlán and Toronto.